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September 21, 2011

ProRes Codecs now a free download

Apple has released the ProRes Codecs as a free download for Mac QuickTime here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396

No word on a compressor for Windows, however.

UPDATE: These codecs still require an Apple Pro app installed to work. Cheapest option is still to get Compressor or Motion from the App Store for about $50. If the codecs are installed, Adobe apps can output ProRes.

September 20, 2011

FREE Color grading tutorials and presets for Premiere Pro

Jarle Leirpoll just posted some wonderful new assets for Premiere Pro here:

http://premierepro.net/editing/color-grading-and-finishing-in-premiere-pro-cs5-5/

His presets provide simple drag-and-drop effects for common grading and finishing needs for your video. Well worth a download! And, since they use the GPU-accelerated effects, they are REAL-TIME on a system with a supported GPU. No waiting to render.

Highly recommended. Get them today.

September 16, 2011

On the release of Star Wars on Blu-Ray

Rarely do I use this forum for personal editorializing, but on this day, as Star Wars is finally released on a home HD format, I need to bring two quotes to everyone’s attention:

‎”People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.”
–George Lucas, 1988, Address to Congress on preserving classic films–

“No. NO. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
–Darth Vader, 2011, new dialogue near the end of Return of the Jedi, new Blu-Ray edition–

That’s all I have to say on the matter.

September 14, 2011

Interlaced ProRes users! Take Note!

Walter Biscardi recently blogged about an issue he ran into during a Premiere Pro to Apple Color workflow, and I want to relink to it here. There is an extra step in the output process when working with interlaced footage to be aware of – the ProRes codec has an extra panel that needs to be set for Interlaced outside of the normal Media Encoder settings. For more information, see Walter’s post here: http://www.biscardicreative.com/blog/2011/09/transitioning-big-premiere-pro-interlace-gotcha-on-export/

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